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The Commonly Confused Words Test

I took the Commonly Confused Words Test, having seen Meredith and Tom take it. Here are my results:

Advanced

You scored 93% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 66% Expert!

You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels’ questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don’t use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

Not bad for someone who only got a ‘B’ in GCSE English πŸ™‚ .

18 Comments

  1. You scored 93% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 77% Expert!

    And my english is appalling, in fact it’s so bad that I’m often teased about it πŸ™ Perhaps this test is a tad too easy. haha
    (p.s. i had to use the firefox spelling extension because i spelt appalling wrong. lol)

  2. **Advanced**
    You scored 93% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 87% Expert!
    Not bad, but I was surprised at the bit further down the page…
    > Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:
    * 100% had lower Beginner scores.
    * 100% had lower Intermediate scores.
    * 100% had lower Advanced scores.
    * 100% had lower Expert scores.

  3. Favourite part of the test was the impressive hand held _________
    Is it wrong that I find that funny?

  4. Heh, interesting test… I can’t wait for the other levels’ answers to be posted, I want to see what I did wrong in Advanced/Expert.

    Advanced

    You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 72% Expert!

  5. Weird test. I suck at grammar! But managed…

    English Genius

    “You scored 87% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 77% Expert!”

    Yey for me…

  6. I got 93%, 100%, 93%, 77%… which is odd, because I only found out the difference between compliment and complement!
    Dave2

  7. You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 61% Expert!
    w00t!

  8. > […] difference between compliment and complement!
    There’s a difference?
    By the way, your inverse looks very good on you; have you been working out?
    (Groan from the audience).

  9. There is a difference. A complement is something that makes something complete or perfect, and a compliment is an expression of courtesy. See answers.com πŸ™‚ .
    IMO differentiating between the two is utter pedentry but you know what some people are like…

  10. Commonly Confused Words Test

    In an attempt to avoid working, and following Neil’s example, I took the Commonly Confused Words Test.
    Strangely enough, I got exactly the same score as him (must be a Turner thing :-)):
    Advanced
    You scored 93% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 87% …

  11. 100%, 100%, 87%, 83%. I’m not a native speaker and have never lived abroad. Maybe a little bit too easy?

  12. Commonly Confused Words Test

    I just look the test mentioned in the title which I found over on Neil Turner’s blog My results were: English Genius You scored 93% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 88% Expert! You can find the test over on…

  13. Hmm. Something is a bit off in the calculations..
    Inter-Advanced
    You scored 0% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 61% Expert!
    You have a good understanding of intermediate and advanced commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of the intermediate and advanced level questions correct. The puzzling part of your test result is the fact that you only answered 75% or less correct in the beginner section. Fascinating.
    So it thought that I had a 0% score in beginner, though, when I looked at the answers, I had selected only one wrong answer in the section.
    And yes, it goes on..
    100% had lower Beginner scores.
    100% had lower Intermediate scores.
    100% had lower Advanced scores.
    100% had lower Expert scores.
    But she does explain it in her blog
    “Sometimes its calculations are wrong, giving you 0% when you answered all of them correctly in reality”

  14. **Advanced**
    *You scored 86% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 55% Expert!*
    Yeee, and I’m not a native English speaker (neither I have checked dictionaries nor grammar books). But I have to say that for foreigners there might be an advantage, since we study English grammar in order to speak it correctly. And, furthermore, being Italian, it is much easier to understand the difference between complement and compliment πŸ™‚
    I have read somewhere (can’t find the reference, apologies) that English language (as well as French and other ones) can be considered a language in the middle between the ideographic languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) and the syllabic/alphabetic languages in the strict definition. As an example, in languages like Italian, Spanish (and, above all, Finnish) the correlation between written and spoken language is really high. That is, if someone says a word I don’t know, I can write it down and check it into the dictionary because I can spell it with no doubts.
    On the other side, English language uses the syllables in a more ideographic way: “ph” and “f” are different “ideograms” having the same pronounciation, “ch” can be like “k” in “ache” and something like “ts” in “chicken” and on and on.
    I’m sure native English speakers have more fantasy… or “phantasy”? πŸ™‚

  15. No complaints…

    Advanced
    You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 55% Expert!

  16. >You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 77% Expert!
    I feel so intelligant πŸ˜‰

  17. You scored 93% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 81% Advanced, and 72% Expert!
    You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels’ questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don’t use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

    And english is my third language. πŸ˜€

  18. Wow! I scored better than 100% of those in my age class that’ve taken the test (which I guess is 15-19yrs or something similar).
    >**English Genius**
    >You scored 93% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 77% Expert!